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EDUCATION "The No. 1 vulnerability is the people [working for a firm]," Graves says. One of the tactics everyone agrees on is that employees must learn good cyberhygiene, which includes using strong passwords, not clicking on links in emails or downloading files from unknown senders, and not leaving laptops unlocked at a coffee shop. Morris recommends sharing information in such a way that the employee sees the benefit. Mastering creation of longer, complex and unique passwords also benefits the person at home. Employees should check with an IT person or the sender to determine if the link or file is OK to open or if management actually requested a wire transfer. "If you are the least bit suspicious, avoid the email," Graves advises. Brown said everyone at his firm now understands the importance of not opening attachments and checking with senders before clicking on or opening anything unexpected. "It was frustrating in that you are trying to run projects and get payrolls taken care of," Brown said. "But we're back up and running." If you experience a ransomware attack, Kaspersky recommends not paying it, checking to see if a decryption tool has been created for the type of ransomware used and reporting the attack to the police. Criminals continue using ransomware because it works. Brown called the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which told him it could not help the company and suggested paying ransom. He would not. His staff tried to re-create whatever files it could. Sierra Pacific also has beefed up its firewalls. Budd cautions that even if someone pays the ransom, the criminals may not return all of the files or may encrypt them again. "The only reason ransomware is a problem is because it works, and criminals have made money off of it," says Budd, explaining that if profits were not made, the criminals would move on to something else. While the thought of cybercrime is scary, solutions exist. "A lot of smart people are working on these problems," Morris says. "Every time they come up with a new way of attack, someone has a new way to defend against it." ◆ TECHNICAL OPTIONS * Keep all software and the operating system current. * Install updates as they become available. * Enable auto updates. * Stop using unsupported systems. * Use anti-virus software. Run security software in addition to anti-virus software. * Consider a mobile device management system to remotely erase data on a missing tablet or phone and an internal intrusion detection and prevention system. * Back up data, and keep it safely away from the server. Off site is best. "Good backups are one of the key things you should do," Budd says. He encourages contractors to check what their vendors are running, because their out-of-date system is a threat. Sierra Pacific West had two off-site servers for back up, but the malware attacked those as well. The company also had firewalls. Brown's IT expert tried to unlock the files on all of the servers and could not. Employers should monitor employee behavior. PhishMe and other vendors allow employers to check whether employees click on a link or executable file. Then the employer can provide more education. @Constr uctor Ma g Construction Accounting and Management Software Accurate information is the key to success. Manage Jobs and Projects More Effectively and Increase Profits with JOBPOWER . Access via the Cloud or In-office Installation. JOBPOWER is secure anywhere, anytime, on any device! Job Cost Accounting * Job Management AIA / Progress Billing * Construction Payroll Document Management Call today to schedule an online demo. See the power in JOBPOWER. 800-776-6556 820152_Jobpower.inddS E 1 P T E MB E R / O C T O B E R www.jobpower.com 2 0 1 6 | www.constructormagazine.com 06/07/1617 1:38 am http://www.jobpower.com http://www.jobpower.com http://www.constructormagazine.com/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
All Eyes on November
Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
Simonson Says
Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Managing the Risks of Green Building
Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
AGC in Action
Member and Chapter News
Legislative and Regulatory News
Technology Toolbox
2016 Professional Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
Constructor - September/October 2016 - cover1
Constructor - September/October 2016 - cover2
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 3
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 4
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 5
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 8
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 10
Constructor - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 12
Constructor - September/October 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 15
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 16
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 17
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 18
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
Constructor - September/October 2016 - All Eyes on November
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 21
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 22
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 23
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 24
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 25
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 33
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 34
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 37
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Managing the Risks of Green Building
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 39
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 40
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 41
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 45
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 46
Constructor - September/October 2016 - AGC in Action
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 49
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 50
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 52
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 53
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 54
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 55
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 56
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 58
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 60
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 2016 Professional Services Guide
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 62
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 63
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 64
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 65
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 66
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 69
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 70
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 72
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 73
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 75
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 76
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 77
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Final Inspection
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